Key Trends in Global Hedge Funds (October 2020)

The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 4.00% year-to-date as of August 2020, outperforming the underlying global equity market as represented by the MSCI ACWI IMI, which was down 0.89% over the same period. In the earlier months of 2020, the global equity market sharply declined due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, which stalled economic activity. The coronavirus started to spread outside Beijing in February, which heightened concerns among investors that resulted in back-to-back sell-off in the first quarter, particularly in March.

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